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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Council Candidate Forums
Oct 18, 2016 1:55 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 5,876

Three City Council candidate forums is a lot to plow through. These are what I regard as the most notable remarks and my significant impressions of the candidates.... More
No on B, Faithlessness and Fecklessness
Oct 8, 2016 3:30 am
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,695

Measure B is the 30-year half-cent sales tax increase for VTA. The arguments for it focus on what is needed, what it could fund, and what has been ==B... More
Candidate Kickoffs: Part 2
Oct 3, 2016 3:39 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 5,481

You can often tell who a candidate aligns with as soon as you arrive. Also the speeches--introductions and the candidate's speech--have very different styles. The... More
The "You're despicable" style of politics
Sep 22, 2016 2:22 pm
Comments: 41 | Views: 11,506

No I am not talking about the presidential campaign. Nor about Congress. Rather about local politics, as practiced by certain elected and appointed officials, and... More
A manipulative candidate questionnaire
Sep 8, 2016 1:16 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 4,265

The severe limitations of multiple-choice exams are well known, and I expect that all of you have your own horror stories.(foot#1) Despite this, the local advocacy... More
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